If there was already an obituary, it's only appropriate that Albuquerque residents hold a funeral for fallen fictional father, teacher, drug lord and murderer Walter White, but some objected to the Breaking Bad character receiving a burial plot in a real graveyard.
The ceremony for AMC's iconic protagonist, organized by Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse, raised a whopping $17,000 for a local charity, Albuquerque's Healthcare for the Homeless, according to KOB4 Eyewitness news. The Albuquerque Journal reports about 200 mourners attended, and some paid to throw dirt over an empty coffin -- and snag an Instagrammable picture of said coffin -- sitting inside a real grave plot, six feet deep, complete with a Walter White headstone. A procession consisting of Walter White's beat-up RV, a black hearse and 80 dedicated Breaking Bad fans drove through city streets before arriving at the graveyard.
Yes, there was a funeral for Walter White in Albuquerque. Are you surprised? Remember this city also ran an obituary for White. They know how to honor the dead.
The funeral was going to be livestreamed on Youtube to millions of fans worldwide, in an effort to bring in even more donations, but Sony and AMC decided to block the stream at the last minute on copyright grounds. The Journal reports organizers got word about Sony's decision fifteen minutes before the funeral was to begin.
But not everyone was their to pay their respects. In fact, some are protesting a fictional character being buried next to real people in a real graveyard. "My son is buried about 15 yards from where the makeshift gravesite is," Manuel Montano told KOB4. "This is a place of mourning," Montano added. "It’s not a spectacle."
Oh well, hopefully this is it. The show is officially buried, right? We never have to hear about it again? Oh right, there's the spinoff. And Walter White will be there, too.